A Book List for Creatives

Whenever I find an interesting book (interesting in my own opinion) I like to share it with others–and most often, the “others” are those in my yoga classes. Recently, in my Tuesday Chair Yoga class, we talked about a few books for those who live, or dabble, in some form of creativity. It is a delight to learn more about the creative lives of my yoga friends.

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I have read each of these books, and while this is not a comprehensive list, these are my favorites:

On to the list:

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
https://smile.amazon.com/Artists-Way-25th-Anniversary/dp/0143129252/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530492311&sr=1-3&keywords=julia+cameron

The Right to Write by Julia Cameron
https://smile.amazon.com/Right-Write-Julia-Cameron-1998-12-28/dp/B01MQZYMQF/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530492386&sr=1-3&keywords=the+right+to+write+julia+cameron

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again by Julia Cameron
https://smile.amazon.com/Its-Never-Late-Begin-Again/dp/0399174214/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530492421&sr=1-1&keywords=julia+cameron+it%27s+never+too+late+to+begin+again

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
https://smile.amazon.com/Writing-Life-Annie-Dillard/dp/0060919884/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530492495&sr=1-3&keywords=Annie+Dillard

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
https://smile.amazon.com/Bird-Some-Instructions-Writing-Life/dp/0385480016/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530492221&sr=1-1&keywords=bird+by+bird

Still Writing by Dani Shapiro
https://smile.amazon.com/Still-Writing-Perils-Pleasures-Creative/dp/0802121411/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530492540&sr=1-1&keywords=Still+Writing

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp– this is my latest read, and I loved this book!
https://smile.amazon.com/Creative-Habit-Learn-Use-Life/dp/0743235274/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530491547&sr=8-1&keywords=twyla+tharp+the+creative+habit

I hope this list inspires you– I know CALS has many, if not all, of these books so you might want to check out their site.

If you have others to add, please email me at karinbarayoga@gmail.com.

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